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How To Include Argument in PowerShell CmdLet

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I believe that what I want to accomplish is probably simple, but how to do what I want elludes me. I have tried some suggestions found during a google search, but they have not done what I had hoped.

I am using the cmdlet Remove-Mailbox in Exchange PowerShell 2010. The most basic syntax for the cmdlet is:

    Remove-Mailbox -Identity <MailboxIdParameter>

Our environment supports multiple organizational units and since the Remove-Mailbox cmdlet does not support the -Organization argument, I am using the following cmdlet to specify the OU and ID, and piping the results to Remove-Mailbox:

    [PS]>Get-Mailbox -Organization MyOrg -Identity mickey@domain.com | Remove-Mailbox

The above cmdlet works, but with each ID that has to be removed, I am prompted by PowerShell to confirm my action. Powershell displays the following message with each execution of the above cmdlet:

    Are you sure you want to perform this action?
    Removing mailbox "domain.com/Microsoft Exchange Organizations/database-mailbox/Mickey" will remove the Active Directory user object and mark the mailbox and the archive (if present) in the database for removal.
    [Y] Yes  [A] Yes to All  [N] No  [L] No to All  [?] Help (default is "Y"):

The cmdlet waits for me to select one of the values in brackets. I always press Y. I want to be able to include the default Y in the above cmdlet. How do I do that?

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So I noticed you are inserting a colon in your argument and that seems to work. That's interesting, b/c I was trying to use the -Confirm argument earlier, but I kept getting an invalid cast type error, which I thought had something to do with the $ sign casting my boolean as a string, instead of a true/false value. But it would not work without the $ sign either. So I gave up and started doing a google search. BTW, I ran Remove-Mailbox -? and reviewed the help content a couple of times, but never found where a colon was to be included in the syntax. But hey it works, so I'm happy.
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